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The regulatory challenge of biotechnology : human genetics, food, and patents /
edited by Han Somsen.
imprint
Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, c2007.
description
xxiv, 265 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
1845424891 (hardcover), 9781845424893 (hardcover)
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imprint
Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, c2007.
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1845424891 (hardcover)
9781845424893 (hardcover)
contents note
Regulating biotechnology : lessons from environmental policy / Neil Gunningham -- Rethinking regulatory governance for the age of biotechnology / Colin Scott -- Red lights and rogues: regulating human genetics / Roger Brownsword -- An abstract approach to the regulation of human genetics : law, morality, and social policy / Justine Burley -- Constructing risks: GMOs, biosafety and environmental decision making / Paul Street -- Legal framework and political strategy in dealing with the risks of new technology : the two faces of the precautionary principle / Wolfgang van den Daele -- Regulating GM food : three levels, three issues / Bernd van der Meulen -- Restrictions on the cultivation of genetically modified organisms : issues of EC law / Sara Poli -- A tale of two commons : plant genetic resources and agricultural trade reform / Mary E. Footer -- Should we regulate biotechnology through the patent system? the case of terminator technology / Graham Dutfield -- Patents, patients, and consent: exploring the interface between regulation and innovation regimes / Graham Laurie -- Reshaping bio-patents : measures to restore trust in the patent system / Geertui van Overwalle.
catalogue key
6117781
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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. . . a compilation of 12 invaluable contributions on this issue by internationally known experts in their respective fields. . . a valuable resource for academic professionals, policy makers and legislators, advocacy groups and scholars in legal and development studies. It is a storehouse of learning and practical knowledge for anyone interested in environmental policy, biosafety issues, biotechnology processes and associated regulatory constraints. Marcelin Tonye Mahop, Review of European Community and International Environmental Law For bioethicists, legal scholars and regulators struggling with what controls to place on biotechnology, this is required reading. John Avellanet, Journal of Commercial Biotechnology Biotechnology has prompted a revolution in science and society in the truest sense of the word. For what superficially appears to be a revolution in biotechnology, in effect touches upon the fundamentals of life and the way in which humans relate to it. This book will make a significant contribution to the debate surrounding the effective regulation of biotechnology. The contributing authors assess how regulatory regimes can accommodate the many different and often conflicting issues to which biotechnology is giving rise to (including a very tainted public image). The book s ultimate aim is to explore ways of designing a regulatory regime that takes heed of these different demands whilst, at the same time, answering to the imperatives of effectiveness and efficiency. The book synthesizes three fields of legal analysis; the first focuses on the risk-dominated regulation of GM food and bio-agriculture; the second involves human genetics as a field dominated by considerations of ethics. Finally, patent law has been chosen as an area captured by notions of property. With its holistic approach, The Regulatory Challenge of Biotechnology will be of great interest to academics, policymakers and regulators as well as biotechnology and law students.
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The contributors assess how regulatory regimes can accommodate the many different and often conflicting issues to which biotechnology is giving rise (including a very tainted public image). They explore ways of designing a regime that takes heed of these different demands while answering to the imperatives of effectiveness & efficiency.
Table of Contents
General perspectives on biotechnology regulation
Regulating biotechnology : lessons from environmental policyp. 3
Rethinking regulatory governance for the age of biotechnologyp. 19
Regulating human genetics
Red lights and rogues : regulating human geneticsp. 39
An abstract approach to the regulation of human genetics : law, morality and social policyp. 63
GMOs and agricultural biotechnology : regulating risk
Constructing risks : GMOs, biosafety and environmental decision-makingp. 95
Legal framework and political strategy in dealing with the risks of new technology : the two faces of the precautionary principlep. 118
Regulating GM food : three levels, three issuesp. 139
Restrictions on the cultivation of genetically modified organisms : issues of EC lawp. 156
A tale of two commons : plant genetic resources and agricultural trade reformp. 174
Regulating biotechnology through the patent system
Should we regulate biotechnology through the patent system? : the case of terminator technologyp. 203
Patents, patients and consent : exploring the interface between regulation and innovation regimesp. 214
Reshaping bio-patents : measures to restore trust in the patent systemp. 238
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